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Hotel Barbara
Ranked #480 of 516 Hotels in Barcelona
Reviewed 16 May 2013

Very cheap, next to the metro station, clean, nice reception and good feeling.
The guy in the reception gave me free wi fi although i had to pay for it. It has the mall right next to it. And all the buses stops in front of the hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

The best advice I can give is to avoid this hotel at all costs. Do not expect a goodnight sleep as the hotel must split its business between running a hotel and a brothel. I am not joking. Many hookers loiter outside the hotel and come in with their clients at night! Very very noisy! You do not feel safe at all in this hotel. Rooms are so basic and have one socket (in the bathroom). Beds are rock solid! Scary coming back to the hotel at night, after been for dinner ect. Go somewhere else! Avoid this hotel!

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

1) The front desk staff are incredibly incompetent on many levels. 3 separate employees could not figure out how to check us in. When I arrived at 12pm, my room was understandably not yet ready. I wanted to still check-in, then secure away our passports while we go make use of the day. Nope. Couldn't do it. Couldn't check us in until the room had been cleaned and the key had been returned to the front desk.

2) ONE KEY ONLY. If you're going with anybody where you might not be together the whole time, you're screwed.

3) SEEDY NEIGHBORHOOD. While we were waiting for a few hours to check in, 2 bums walked in at different times. The open-lot across the street is a loitering-den for homeless people and other crazies after about 3 or 4 pm. 1 block up, there are more hookers working the blocks than you can shake a stick at! Literally hookers... not your average trampy wannabees, but certified genuine hookers asking you would like to purchase their services.

4) SMELL OF FECAL MATTER IN THE ROOMS emanating from the drainpipes in the bathroom. Enough said.

5) ONE POWER PLUG in the room only.

6) WORSE QUALITY BED than any $20+/night hostel I've ever stayed in. And I've stayed in over 40.

AVOID THIS PLACE AT ALL COSTS. I CHECKED-IN, and am dumping the rest of the reservation. Moving to a hostel where I'll feel safer and cleaner!!!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 April 2013

This is the worst "hotel" i have seen in my whole life,realy in every aspect. We checked out immediatly .Itwas realy a dump.
Its a shame i couldnt rate zero or less.
So don't book a room in this dump..


  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 April 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights very cheap and cheerful great location staff friendly and helpful las ramblas only a few minutes walk away all in all a good hotel there was noise at night but don't forget you in a big city The prostitute leave you alone once the know you are not interested so dont let them put you off

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Reviewed 19 March 2013 via mobile

Stayed here St Pats weekend , Hotel is purely a stopover no frills but who wants to stay in your room when you are 3 mins walk from La Rambla ! It has adequate amenities to rest sleep & shower its clean , its 5 min walk to Liceu metro station, there is a noise factor walls are thin guest are as quiet as possible & its a questionable backstreet BUT id say its excellent value for money for short stays of 2/3 days to visit the city sights if all you want is bed & shower book it

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

Just near La Rambla street ... Location in busy street all day and night ... Resturant, cafe shop, market and more shop around hotel plus hookers at yr service 24 hours ouside the hotel. Safty and friendly. Good reception staff especialy the girl who speaks 4 or 5 languages ... She is very helpful lady muwaaaaaaah

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Address: Marques de Barbara 22, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #480 of 516 Hotels in Barcelona
Price Range: £26 - £83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Barbara 1*
Number of rooms: 58
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